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​UD students Nicholas J. Konzelman (left) and Bailey A. Weatherbee, who will graduate on Saturday, were honored for their great achievements by the UD Alumni Association, which also recognized several alumni for their contributions. (Photo courtesy Evan Krape/UDaily)

​UD students Nicholas J. Konzelman (left) and Bailey A. Weatherbee, who will graduate on Saturday, were honored for their great achievements by the UD Alumni Association. (Photo courtesy Evan Krape/UDaily)

UD Alumni Association Awards

The University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA) announced graduating senior Nicholas Konzelman—a 4+1 dual BA and BS (Honors)/MPA student— as the 2019 recipient of the Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Outstanding Senior Awards, one of the most prestigious awards to honor UD graduating seniors.

UDAA Taylor Award for Outstanding Seniors

The Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Award annually celebrates an outstanding man of the senior class. Recipients demonstrate leadership, academic success and community service. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better at the end of the first semester of his senior year.

The Alexander J. Taylor Award recipient for 2019 is Nicholas J. Konzelman. An Honors student and a Eugene du Pont Scholar, Nicholas will graduate this spring with two Honors bachelor’s degrees in public policy and economics, in addition to a master of public administration.

During his time at UD, Nicholas earned a 3.8 grade point average and spent four years as an active member of HenMun: UD’s Model United Nations Conference, for which he has served in a variety of roles, including Secretary-General. Nicholas has balanced his academic load with several internships, including with the Delaware State Legislature and U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. Additionally, he spent 18 months serving as a Policy Fellow at the Institute for Public Administration, working to develop economic development policies for the Delaware Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism.

On Saturday, June 8, during Alumni Weekend, award recipients will be recognized at the UDAA Awards Ceremony held at 5 p.m. in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts. The awards ceremony is open to the public, and all past recipients are encouraged to attend. Click here to register today.

About the Institute for Public Administration

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Originally published in UDaily. Article by Joe Whelan.

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